This project was supported in part by an award from the Research Grants in the Arts program at the National Endowment for the Arts, Grant #1863433-38-20. Additional funding was provided by a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

The League of American Orchestras would like to thank the orchestras that contribute to its Orchestra Statistical Report (OSR), Salary and Benefits Survey, and Demographics Survey. Participation in these surveys was essential to the creation of this report.

Research Team: Cuyler Consulting, LLC (Antonio C. Cuyler, Ph.D. & Evan Linett), Karen Yair, Ph.D., and James McCain

Content Developer and Producer: Karen Yair, Ph.D.

Creative Director and Editor: Rachel Rossos Gallant

Designer: Sarah G. Finch

Web Layout: Joanna Bettelheim


  • Alberta Arthurs, Ph.D., Board Member, League of American Orchestras; Independent Consultant; Senior Fellow, John Brademas Center, New York University
  • Julia Atkins, Ph.D., Marketing and Communications Manager, Palm Beach Symphony
  • Jennifer Benoit-Bryan, Ph.D., President, Slover Linett Audience Research
  • Nora E. Brady, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Maureen Conlon Gutierrez, Concertmaster, Johnstown Symphony
  • Mei-Ann Chen, Music Director, Chicago Sinfonietta
  • Marian Godfrey, Former Board Member, League of American Orchestras; Independent Consultant
  • Mieko Hatano, Ph.D., Executive Director, Oakland Symphony
  • J.R. LaPlante, Board Member, South Dakota Symphony; Director of Tribal Relations, Avera Health; Enrolled Member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
  • Demarre McGill, Principal Flute, Seattle Symphony; Associate Professor of Flute, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • Alberto Mejia, Former Deputy Director, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures
  • Anwar Nasir, Executive Director, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Aaron J. Salā, Ph.D., Board Member, Hawaii Youth Symphony; Executive Director, 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture
  • Brent Taghap, Marketing Assistant, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras; Student Mentor, Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative
  • Caen Thomason-Redus, Vice President, Inclusion and Learning, League of American Orchestras
  • Sara Vicinaiz, Director of Student Experience, Youth Orchestra of San Antonio
  • Randy Wong, Ed.M, CFRE, President & CEO, Hawaii Youth Symphony
  • Simon Woods, President and CEO, League of American Orchestras

Advisors from the League Board’s EDI Committee and Public Advocacy and Communications Committee:

  • Burton Alter, Director and Past President, Board of Directors, New Haven Symphony Orchestra; Trustee, National Guild for Community Arts Education; Director, New Haven Symphony Orchestra Foundation
  • Janet Cabot, Board Member, Madison Symphony Orchestra; President, Volunteer Council, League of American Orchestras; Board Member, Friends of the Overture Concert Organ; Advisor and Past President, Madison Symphony Orchestra League; External Advisory Board Member, Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children
  • Rosina Cannizzaro, Executive Director, Vermont Youth Orchestra; Chair, League of American Orchestras Youth Orchestra Division
  • Judy Dines, Flutist, Houston Symphony Orchestra
  • Aaron Flagg, Chair and Associate Director, Juilliard Jazz Studies Department, The Juilliard School; Treasurer, Strategic Arts Alumni Project
  • Gary Ginstling, Executive Director and Incoming President and CEO, New York Philharmonic; Board Member, Electronic Media Association
  • Douglas Hagerman, Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
  • Sharon Hatchett, Member, League of American Orchestras Volunteer Council; Principal, The Hatchett Group LLC; Past President, Southside Friends of the Chicago Sinfonietta; President, Together is Better Alliance NFP; Member, Council of Legal Advisors Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Member, Advisory Board, Coaster Cycles
  • Jim Hasler, Former President and Marketing Committee Chair, Board of Directors, Oakland Symphony
  • John Lofton, Bass Trombonist, Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Kjristine Lund, Board Member, Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Principal in Charge, Lund Consulting.
  • Jennifer Mondie, Violist, National Symphony; Chairman of the National Symphony Orchestra Committee; Former Member-at-Large, ICSOM Governing Board
  • Robert Naparstek, President, Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School; Public Health Doctor Specializing in Occupational and Environmental Medicine; Board Member, Sophia Academy for Underserved Girls; National Trustee, Representing the State of Rhode Island, to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center
  • Mary Carr Patton, Board of Directors, The New York Pops; Honorary Board Member, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
  • Mark Peacock, Interim Chair, Nashville Symphony; Physician, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care, Midstate Pulmonary; Member, Board of Governors, Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation
  • Henry Peyrebrune, Bassist, Cleveland Orchestra; President, Board of Trustees, NoteWorthy Federal Credit Union and The Lyceum; Former Board Member, Broadway School of Music and the Arts
  • Pratichi Shah, President and CEO, Flourish Talent Management Solutions
  • Daniel Song, Chief Operating Officer, Los Angeles Philharmonic; Former Vice President, Philharmonic and Production, Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Trine Sorensen, Member, Board of Governors, San Francisco Symphony; Board Member, Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Member, Global Council, Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center; Board Member, Music@Menlo; Member, Advisory Council, Stanford Live, Stanford University; Advisory Board, Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University
  • Robert J. Wagner, Principal Bassoon, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
  • Alan D. Valentine, President and CEO, Nashville Symphony; Steering Committee, Nashville’s Agenda

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Published on June 1, 2023, by the League of American Orchestras

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